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Dominican Republic high court releases decision upholding constitutional right to life

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic – The Constitutional Tribunal of the Dominican Republic has published its landmark decision, announced last month, that recent legal revisions weakening the country’s pro-life public policy were enacted unconstitutionally.

The legal changes allowed abortion if a child simply had developmental disabilities. The court concluded that the law, which runs counter to the country’s pro-life constitution, was enacted illegally by President Danilo Medina, who pushed the measure through without the constitutionally required approval of the nation’s Senate.

Full news release, quotes, and related media resources available at the following.

Case Name: Demanda de Inconstitucionalidad contra los artículos 107, 108, 109 y 110 de la ley 550-14 que establece el Código Penal de la República Dominicana

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